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Summary

  1. England win with 4.3 overs to spare
  2. England seal 2-1 series victory
  3. Taylor 60 off 40 balls; Ismail 3-27
  4. SA 131-4: Lee 69* (61)
  5. SA v England men play at 12:30 GMT

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Right, that's it for the moment - join us in an hour or so for the men's T20. See you then!

  2. 'England can do better'

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have now got two weeks to hit the gym, hit the nets and will want to turn things around. If you drop Meg Lanning and the other Australian women, you'll be punished. However, today was the best all round we've seen England in this series."

  3. Captain's view

    England captain Charlotte Edwards: "I'm really pleased - firstly to win the series, and the way we batted.

    "Full credit to to South Africa - they really pushed us. We've got some areas to work on - as a collective we haven't bowled or fielded well enough. But overall I'm really happy . 

    "Sarah Taylor was fantastic - she always has been. Hopefully she's saved some runs for the World Twenty20 in India."

  4. Captain's view

    South Africa captain Mignon du Preez: "Unfortunately we were on the back foot early on today. We did well to recover but we couldn't get over the line. England played brilliantly. We're in a good space - it's been a very good, competitive series."

  5. Post update

  6. Player of the series

    Player of the series Sarah Taylor: "In the last two one-dayers I wasn't happy with how I performed, so today it's good to be able to contribute. We've had fantastic pitches, and South Africa have made it difficult for us."

    Sarah Taylor
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  8. Player's view

    England's Anya Shrubsole, who took 2-28, on Sky Sports: "We didn't field as well as we would have liked. But it was a beautiful batting track - we kept them below par with the bat. Ultimately we've won the game and that's the most important thing.

    "Taylor is an unbelievable player. She's hit a purple patch and we hope she hasn't used up all her runs before we go to India."

  9. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "South Africa should be proud of what they've achieved - they've outplayed England at times and are building a really exciting future for the squad.

    "Lizelle Lee is powerful - when she hits that ball it stays hit. South Africa should feel there is excitement from her."

  10. Match summary

    England win by four wickets

    So, England get over the line pretty comfortably in the end, despite some rather odd jitters towards the end of the innings.

    In the end, South Africa never really recovered from being reduced to 6-3 by Anya Shrubsole and Tash Farrant. Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez did really well to get the hosts up to 131-4, but that total was still a little below-par and so England made it look.

    Amy Jones got England off to a rollicking start before the brilliant Sarah Taylor took over with 60 off 40 balls to guide England to the brink of victory.

  11. 'England are starting to get it right'

    England win by 4 wickets

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sarah Taylor, with the form she has been in, has been at her best today. England are starting to get it right and will be looking particularly at their batting thinking that they have solved the issues. Clinical with plenty of time to spare."

  12. Final scorecard

    England won by four wickets - win series 2-1

    South Africa131-4 (20 overs): Lee 69* (61), Du Preez 39 (39); Shrubsole 2-28

    England 133-6 (15.3 overs): Taylor 60 (40); Ismail 3-27

    Full scorecard

  13. England win by 4 wickets and win the series 2-1

    Eng 133-6

    Gunn whacks Van Niekerk over the ropes and England have done it.

  14. Eng 124-6 (target 132)

    Jenny Gunn relieves some of the pressure with a cut for four behind point. Required runs down to single figures now.

  15. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm loving the celebrations - full-on screams. She has bowled with real pace and aggression."

  16. WICKET

    Wyatt b Ismail 0 (Eng 120-6)

    Hmm. I'm not sure about Ian Salisbury's aggressive brand. Wyatt aims a big hoick at Ismail and once again the stumps are clattered. Ismail gives her another comical send-off. I'm enjoying them now. She's won me over.

  17. View from the press box

  18. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a good delivery - it was tailing in and Nat Sciver gave herself room. Ismail must be in danger with another send-off."

  19. WICKET

    Sciver b Ismail 1 (Eng 120-5)

    Well well. Sciver charges at a straight one from Ismail, misses it, and the off stump is pinged back. Ismail celebrates with a little wave to the departing batter. The stadium DJ plays 'Rude' by Magic. Make of that what you will.